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Glenfern Villas Franz Josef
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Not in the centre of town but in a very peaceful setting with views to die for. All the facilities you will need, good on site laundry. All the staff really friendly and helpful. Perfect for our needs and not overpriced. Recommended! Do the Heli Hike on the glacier a once in a lifetime trip.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

This is our second visit here and it is even better then last year!
Very clean, quiet, well appointed chalets but the best is the hospitality of the staff. Cesar who was on duty welcomed us warmly and made us feel most welcome. We were given many tour options and suggestions for our stay
Put this on your list as you will not be disappointed

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We stayed a few nights in early January 2014- we had a one bedroom apartment. It was very spavious, clean and tidy and the staff there were lovely, they gave us great advice on local activities and how to get around town. The kitchen was fully equipped with appliances and utensils. The tea and plunger coffee were great. It's a minute or two drive out of the centre of town so it was quiet and relaxing. It rained heavily the whole time we were there- the reception had heaps of DVDs to chose from.

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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We were astounded by the beauty of the surroundings as we drove into Glenfern Villas. Just stunning. Our apartment was very clean, comfortable, and welcoming. The hosts were fantastic - generous, helpful, and easy going. Well recommended

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank Claudia H
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Great one bedroom villa with small, but full function kitchen. Quiet location out of town by 5 minutes.

A great location for a rainy day ( there are 200 here every year)- can stay in and comfortably watch a movie, they have a small collection for free.

Hint- Book your helicopter trip thru the hotel, no prepay required, and you dont have to worry whether you will get a refund if everything is cancelled (again not unusual due to weather).

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank DP11
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We loved our stay at Glenfern. The owners were lovely and even invited us over for drinks and snacks on Christmas. The location is a few minutes drive from Franz Josef - which we actually preferred over staying in town and it allowed for some pretty spectacular views from our porch.

The kitchen comes fully equipped but a spatula and a cookie sheet would have been appreciated while baking cookies and a Christmas lamb roast :)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank laurens707
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Well equipped, roomy cottages. Rather beautiful buildings in a lovely location with views of mountains (when the mists lift). There's a very effective heater, and a communal laundry to wash and dry your rain-soaked clothes. Books and DVDs are available to borrow, and there is a petanque court, for those moments when it isn't raining. The alpacas are decorative. A short drive from town, so you'll need a designated driver.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Glenfern Villas Franz Josef

Address: State Highway 6, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7952, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Franz Josef
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Franz Josef
Price Range: £112 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Glenfern Villas Franz Josef 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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